The three most popular back saws from Lie Nielsen now feature a slight tapering of the blade from toe to heel. This taper gives you better control over precise cuts. When you reach the gauge line on the front of your timber, the blade is slightly above the line on the back side, which reduces the risk of sawing past your line. In addition, the taper introduces an angled approach to your work (when holding the saw back parallel to the bench), enabling faster cuts with less effort.
The Lie Nielsen Tapered Dovetail Saw is the same in all respects as the Thin Plate Dovetail Saw but with a 1/4" taper along the length of the blade. The cutting depth is 35mm(1.3/8") at the toe and 42mm(1.5/8") at the heel. The saw plate is 0.38mm(.015") thick. Teeth are filed rip cut, 14 tpi, set at .003" per side. Overall length, including handle, is 475mm(15"), with a blade length of 250mm(10") Overall height is 108mm(4.1/4")
|Blade Thickness||0.38 mm|
|Length of Blade||250 mm|
|Overall Length||375 mm|
|Tooth Pitch \ tpi||1.70 mm \ 15 tpi|